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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thé Mon Café

Thé Mon Café, a small operation in Old Montreal, caters to local residents and office workers who want breakfast, a quick coffee, lunch, or a casual Saturday brunch.

This cafe is hidden in plain sight on Notre Dame West.  Since it is a few stairs up, you tend not to notice it walking by.  A small sign on the street is the only obvious clue.  The restaurant is just one room that is divided into kitchen, service, and seating areas.  There are two entrances: one from the street and another from the interior atrium of the building, where an entrance to the Régie du Cinéma offices is also located.  Some effort has been made on the interior, but in my opinion the decor, while acceptable, doesn't quite come together.

Even if the ambiance is nothing to write home about, Thé Mon Café does what is more important very well.  The food is homemade and really good, and the people are very friendly, too.

What's for lunch?

Roast beef sandwich and tabbouleh
The sandwiches, soups, and salads are made by the owners Dany and Mali, who pay special attention to the details.  The roast beef sandwich includes slices of beef roasted in house, as well as goodies such as caramelized onions, cheddar, and rocket salad.  A highlight on the menu is the grilled cheese, which is toasted perfectly and contains just the right amount of Charlevoix 1608 cheese.

I had a zesty tabbouleh with my sandwich, and my dining partner had a homemade cauliflower soup with his.  Accompanying coffee drinks were well made and good quality.

The servings are relatively modest, but everything is tasty and you get the feeling that the owners really care about the food.  They are really friendly, too.  Good service is a bonus.

If you work or live in the area, stop by and check out Thé Mon Café!

Thé Mon Café
376 Notre Dame West
514-281-0008
Metro: Square Victoria
Parking: Street

Dress: Casual

Price: Allow $15 - $20 per person, tax and tip included.

Highlights: Delicious grilled cheese sandwich.  Good homemade food.

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